Wolves sack Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton Wanderers have axed Mick McCarthy after five years in charge this morning, in the wake of their 5-1 defeat by Black Country rivals West Bromwich Albion.

Some sections of the Wolves support have been calling for the head of McCarthy for some time and yesterday’s defeat appears to have been the straw that broke the camel’s back for Chairman Steve Morgan, who himself visited the dressing room only the other week to let the players know what he thought of their performance after a 3-0 home defeat against Liverpool.

Wolves have decided that given recent results that a change is needed ahead of the final 13 games to ensure that the club can retain their Premier League status:

“The Board took the difficult decision to terminate Mick’s contract after a run of form which has seen Wolves pick up only 14 points in the last 22 League games, after a promising start to the season, culminating in yesterday’s 5-1 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion.

“Terry Connor will take charge of team training in the interim until a new manager is appointed.

“The Board would like to place on record their sincere thanks and appreciation to Mick McCarthy and he leaves with the very best wishes of everyone connected to the club.” (Daily Mail)

Wolves have two weeks to find themselves a new replacement, as they have no FA Cup game this weekend.

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